If you want to feel healthy and sexy, Lauryn’s got you covered! And she is one hell of an entrepreneur.
Growing up in San Diego, a city she describes as “pretty health-conscious”, Lauryn was surrounded by active people always swimming, surfing, hiking, working out… And her friends and family fell into that category. Lauryn got into this healthy lifestyle at a young age, dancing ballet, playing tennis and soccer. Then she started going to spin class with her godmother. Lauryn absolutely fell in love with the energy of the class, and it helped her relieve her anxiety.
Lauryn brought that passion for wellness and fitness with her at San Diego State University where she studied TV Broadcasting. She taught Pure Barre, then Pilates and attained her nutrition certification through ISSA. But she started noticing that there was no healthy options in college and that young women were not informed about healthy eating and wellness in general. She saw an opportunity and created The Skinny Confidential to share her best advice on fitness, nutrition, fashion, beauty and clean living.
As a perfectionist, Lauryn wanted to make sure that her website came out exactly the way she envisioned it. It took her about one year to create it. After purchasing the domain and trademarking The Skinny Confidential, Lauryn first came up with the design of her site on paper, doing some type of scrapbooking to visualize her ideas. She was taking classes on nutrition, reading as much as possible about health, fitness, beauty, putting together binders of recipes. She saved her money and invested it in what she calls “The Skinny Confidential Fund”, learned about photography. She was (and still is) very dedicated and wanted to make sure she was informed before starting her blog.
The Skinny Confidential became a well-deserved success. It has been featured in Shape, Women’s Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, and Who What Wear. Lauryn has the opportunity to work closely with many major brands including collaborations with Nordstrom, TopShop, Free People, SHAPE, Reebok, Nasty Gal, Elizabeth Arden, Show Me Your Mumu, Victoria’s Secret, Skinnygirl, Benefit Cosmetics, Roberto Cavalli, Urban Decay, ViX, Urban Outfitters, and BareMinerals.
Devoted to help and educate, Lauryn also wrote a book, “The Skinny Confidential: A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Fitness and Lifestyle Guide”, created the Bombshell Body Guide, started a weekly podcast, and runs a blog design company, Blog-Doo, with a friend.
Lauryn is a great example as a woman who turned her passion into a highly successful business. She is smart, funny, perseverant, and truly inspirational. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and make sure to stop by her Youtube Channel, I love it!
Photos: Courtesy of The Skinny Confidential